Rowan Hosts African American Studies Colloquium

Rowan Hosts African American Studies Colloquium

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The African American Studies Program at Rowan will host its First Fall Colloquium, including sessions open to the public, on October 18 in Room 221 of the Student

The African American Studies Program at Rowan will host its First Fall Colloquium, including sessions
open to the public, on October 18 in Room 221 of the Student Center. The sessions include:

<+>The Struggle for Identity Congruence in African Americans: Implications for Leadership
Development and Institutional Change,<+> which will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

<+>The Psychology of Blacks: An African Centered Perspective,<+> which will be held from 2 to 3:15
p.m.

The colloquium will feature Dr. Thomas A. Parham, assistant vice chancellor for Counseling and Health
Services and director of the Counseling Center at the University of California, Irvine. Licensed to practice
psychology in the state of California, Dr. Parham is a past president of the National Association of Black
Psychologists. He is also a member of the American Counseling Association and the American
Psychological Association. He is past president of the Association for Multicultural Counseling and
Development. He served on the editorial board for several professional journals.

Dr. Parham primarily conducts research in the area of racial identity development and is co-author of the
book <+>The Psychology of Blacks: An African Centered Perspective<+> and author of the book <+>Psychological
Storms: The African American Struggle for Identity.<+> His current research includes co-authoring a book with
his brother, Dr. William Parham, titled <+>Therapeutic Approaches with African American Populations.<+>